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Exclusive: The Ultimate Source of Islamic Hate for Infidels

Who is ultimately responsible for the ongoing attacks on Christians and their churches throughout the Islamic world?

Focusing on one of the most obvious nations where Christians are regularly targeted—Egypt’s Coptic Christians—one finds that the “mob” is the most visible and obvious culprit. One Copt accused of some transgression against Muslim sensibilities—from having relations with a Muslim woman, to ruining a Muslim man’s shirt—is often enough to prompt Muslim mobs to destroy entire Christian villages and their churches.

Days ago, for example, after her cross identified Mary Saleh George as a Christian, a pro-Muslim Brotherhood mob attacked, beat, tortured, and slaughtered her.

However, a recent Arabic op-ed titled “Find the True Killer of Mary” attempts to look beyond the mob to identify the true persecutor of Christians in Egypt. According to the op-ed:

Those who killed the young and vulnerable Mary Saleh George, for hanging a cross in her car, are not criminals, but rather wretches who follow those who legalized for them murder, lynching, dismemberment, and the stripping bare of young Christian girls—without every saying “kill.” [Islamic cleric] Yassir Burhami and his colleagues who announce their hate for Christians throughout satellite channels and in mosques—claiming that hatred of Christians is synonymous with love for God—they are the true killers who need to be tried and prosecuted… The slayers of Mary Saleh are simply a wretched mob, with the body of a bull but the brain of a worm. It’s not the puppets on the string who need punishing, but rather the mastermind who moves the puppets with his bloody fingers behind closed curtains that needs punishing.

One fact certainly validates this Arabic op-ed’s assertions: the overwhelming majority of attacks on Christians in Egypt and other Muslim nations—including the slaughter of Mary Saleh George—occur on Friday, the one day of the week that Muslims congregate in mosques for communal prayers and to hear sermons.

The significance of this fact can easily be understood by analogy: what if Christians were especially and consistently violent to non-Christian minorities on Sunday—right after they got out of church?  What would that say about what goes on in Christian churches?

What does it say about what goes on in Muslim mosques?

The Arabic op-ed also does well to name Sheikh Yassir al-Burhami as one of those who “announce their hate for Christians throughout the satellite channels and in mosques, claiming that hatred of Christians is synonymous with love for God.”

For example, Dr. Burhami—the face of Egypt’s Salafi movement—once issued a fatwa, or Islamic edict, forbidding Muslim taxi and bus drivers from transporting Coptic Christian priests to their churches, which he depicted as “more forbidden than taking someone to a liquor bar.”

As for hating non-Muslim “infidels,” many Islamic clerics, especially Salafis, believe that the doctrine of “Loyalty and Enmity” (or wala' wa bara') commands Muslims never to befriend or be loyal to non-Muslims.

Burhami himself appears on video asserting that if a Muslim man marries a Christian or Jewish woman (known in Islamic parlance as “People of the Book”)—even he must still hate his wife, because she is an infidel.

When asked at a conference how Islam can allow a Muslim man to marry a non-Muslim woman and yet expect him to hate her, Burhami expounded as follows:

Where’s the objection? Do all men love their wives? How many married couples live together despite disagreements and problems? Huh? That being the case, he [Muslim husband] may love the way she [non-Muslim wife] looks, or love the way she raises the children, or love that she has money. This is why he’s discouraged from marrying among the People of the Book—because she has no [real] religion. He is ordered to make her hate her religion while continuing marriage/sexual relations with her. This is a very standard matter….  Of course he should tell her that he hates her religion. He must show her that he hates her because of her religion, and because she is an infidel. But if possible, treat her well—perhaps that will cause her to convert to Islam. He should invite her to Islam and call her to Allah…. In fact, let me tell you: whoever rapes a woman, does he necessarily love her? Or is he just sleeping with her? He’s sleeping with her for her body’s sake only, and he does not love her in reality, because if he loved her, he wouldn’t have hurt her. Therefore it is possible to have sexual relations [between a Muslim man and a Christian or Jewish woman] without love. This is possible, but as we said, he is commanded to hate her (emphasis added).

Burhami even said that the Muslim husband cannot initiate greetings to his non-Muslim wife when he comes home—according to the teachings of Islam’s prophet as recorded in the hadith.

Like all other Islamic clerics, Burhami justified “infidel-wife-hating” by quoting some of the Koran verses that form the cornerstone of the doctrine of Loyalty and Enmity:

Otherwise what do you do with the undisputed texts [of the Koran], such as “Thou wilt not find any people who believe in Allah and the Last Day, loving those who resist [or reject submission to] Allah and His Messenger, even though they were their fathers or their sons, or their brothers, or their kindred… “O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors…” [Koran 58:22 and 5:51, Yusuf Ali translation]. What do you do with such a verse? What do you do will all these verses?

Indeed, what does a Muslim do with all these Koran verses and sayings attributed to Islam’s prophet Muhammad?

Such is the dilemma.

From here it becomes clear that the aforementioned Arabic op-ed discussing the slaughter of Mary Saleh George is only partially correct. It is true that behind the mindless mob stand Islamic clerics like Burhami, inciting hatred for Christians and other infidels. But that is not the complete picture; for behind all these clerics stand Islam’s scriptures—the Koran and hadith—commanding enmity for the infidel.

Raymond Ibrahim, a CBN News analyst, is author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians.

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# RE: Exclusive: The Ultimate Source of Islamic Hate for Infidels

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Left by Moosemyfrnds on Apr 15, 2014 7:20 PM

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The most important command is to love God with all our hearts and minds, and love others as we love ourselves. The second half of that command is almost impossible to obey in the case of hate mongers like those in this report. It takes acceptance of the first half of the command to be able to do it. Those who are fomenting hate of "infidels" may be causing the deaths of innocent Christians, but they are more assuredly causing an eternity of pain and suffering for themselves and their mindless followers. We need to pray that God will open their eyes to what they are doing and convict them into repentance.
Left by # on Apr 16, 2014 6:34 PM

# RE: Exclusive: The Ultimate Source of Islamic Hate for Infidels

the god is Islam is the devil.......many Muslims do not know it

Those who most know their god most act like their god
Left by ax2root on Apr 16, 2014 7:07 PM

# RE: Exclusive: The Ultimate Source of Islamic Hate for Infidels

Ray, get real, if I wish to get mis-information I'll go to the real experts like Fox News and fat-boy Limbaugh!
Left by Guy Betz on Apr 17, 2014 12:49 PM

# RE: Exclusive: The Ultimate Source of Islamic Hate for Infidels

Guy Betz, if you think that Ray is wrong then read the Koran itself then you will know where or not Ray is telling the truth, or read Dr. Fred Prices book Race, Religion and Racism. Even the Bible talks about in the last days that if people kill you they will think that they are doing God's work.
Left by KellieC on Apr 17, 2014 1:01 PM

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Hell is ready for anyone who wants to beleive in Satan! lots of good sex with satan down there! You can practice yoru koran with Satan too!
Left by Susan on Apr 18, 2014 5:05 PM

# RE: Exclusive: The Ultimate Source of Islamic Hate for Infidels

Hello Raymond and CBN followers,

Please view an article titled, "The Qur'an is the Source of Discontent in Many Countries" by placing an Internet search on:
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This article reveals that throughout the Qur'an, Allah is represented by a party of men referred to as "We, Our and Us," which is verified by the Qur'an itself.

Americans have got to understand that the Obama Administration uses Political Correctness to place a veil of ignorance over our citizens so that they do not "see" that Islam is becoming a world-wide threat.

Try the link below to access the article and if it not work, use the Internet search provided above.

Left by Nicholas Ginex on Apr 19, 2014 5:10 PM

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58:22 (Y. Ali) Thou wilt not find any people who believe in Allah and the Last Day, loving those who resist Allah and His Messenger, even though they were their fathers or their sons, or their brothers, or their kindred. For such He has written Faith in their hearts, and strengthened them with a spirit from Himself. And He will admit them to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow, to dwell therein (for ever). Allah will be well pleased with them, and they with Him. They are the Party of Allah. Truly it is the Party of Allah that will achieve Felicity.

The operative phrase of this passage is contained in the words, "anyone who contends against (man hadda) God and His Apostle": i.e., anyone who is engaged in active hostility against God’s message and the person or the teachings of His Apostle. As regards relations with non-believers who are not actively hostile to Islam, the Qur’an explicitly permits and implicitly ordains in many places (e.g., 60:8-9) kindness and friendliness towards them
Left by True on Jun 01, 2014 12:39 PM

# RE: Exclusive: The Ultimate Source of Islamic Hate for Infidels

Secular leftists often make excuses for Islam. Everything they hate about the religious right and the Bible Belt is far more true of Islamic culture.
Left by John on Aug 13, 2014 10:52 PM